siscowet

[sis-kuh-wet]

noun

a variety of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush siscowet, inhabiting the deeper waters of Lake Superior.

Nearby words

  1. sirvente,
  2. sis,
  3. sis-boom-bah,
  4. sisal,
  5. sisal hemp,
  6. sisera,
  7. sisinnius,
  8. siskin,
  9. sisler,
  10. sisley

Origin of siscowet

1840–50, Americanism; shortening of Ojibwa pe·mite·wiskawe·t fish with oily flesh (derivative of pimite·w- oil + -iskawe· (of fish) to have flesh (of the specified type), or derivative of another word with the same final element)

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